Q. I have a Thrift Savings Plan account as a CSRS retiree. I also turned 70½ this year and have non-Roth IRAs. Can I take a distribution from one of the IRAs that will satisfy the required minimum distribution calculation for my TSP account and all non-Roth IRAs? If so, would I still have to take a distribution from my TSP account just because I turned 70½?
A. According to the Internal Revenue Service rules, you should be able to satisfy your entire RMD requirement using one or more withdrawals from any covered account or accounts. The TSP will automatically distribute its share of your RMD each year, however.